FTC lawsuit over D-Link’s lax router security just took a big hit
A judge dismissed half of the FTC’s complaint against D-Link.
The FTC is investigating Equifax's data breach
The watchdog rarely comments on in-progress cases, but made an exception here.
Lenovo will pay a $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on certain laptops
The company still denies any wrongdoing.
YouTube stars are blurring the lines between content and ads
The difference between regular and sponsored videos is often unclear.
Instagram gives social media influencers the benefit of the doubt
A new tool could make hidden ads more obvious -- if shills actually use it.
The FTC plans to block the DraftKings and FanDuel merger
The commission cites high market share as the reason.
Amazon refunds $70 million your kids accidentally spent in apps
Some basic parental controls would have saved a lot of headache.
Instagram influencers fanned the flames of Fyre Festival hype
When shilling for an event goes wrong.
Your kid's 'accidental' Amazon app spending will be refunded soon
Some $70 million in purchases made between 2011 and 2016 are eligible.